Obituaries for February 2018

Obituary

Clarence L. Buhler

Clarence L. Buhler stepped into the presence of the Lord, Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 87 years. He was born on the family farm in the community of Salt Creek near Dallas on Nov. 7, 1930, to parents ...

Betty Louise Sickles

Betty Louise Sickles, 90, of Falls City, died Feb. 20. at the Dallas Retirement Village. She is survived by children Ken (Candy) Sickles, of Dallas, Bob Sickles, of Klamath Falls, Dennis Sickles, of Falls City, Bruce (Darla) Sickles, of Falls ...

James Arlin Nelson

James Arlin Nelson, 95, formerly of Dallas, died Feb. 11. Jim was born near Jefferson, N.C. Jim is survived by children Terry Jokinen, Chris West (Roger) and Ryan Nelson (Linda), all who live in Oregon; stepchildren, Walt Shearer, (Patti) Rudy ...

Ruth Evelyn Garus

Ruth Evelyn Garus, 89, a resident of Dallas, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Dallas. She was born on March 10, 1928, in Thayer, Missouri, the daughter of James Henry and Sofia Mae Campbell Pitchford, one of 12 children. She ...

Gary Leon Burton

Gary Leon Burton, 77, died peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2018. Gary was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Malad, Idaho, to Elward and Donna Burton as the second of four children. He grew up in Downey, Idaho, where he ...

Virgil Elliott Lux Sr.

A service for Virgil will be held at the Calvary Chapel Church in Sheridan at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Virgil passed away unexpectedly Feb. 14 surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Dallas. He ...

Danny Lynn Welch

Danny Lynn Welch, 60, died on Dec. 8 in Richmond, Calif. He was born in Richmond. His daughter, Brenda Lynn Welch, was attending to him with his grandson Nathaniel Mack.

Dorothy Margaret Caldwel

Dorothy Margaret Caldwell, born July 5, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., died Feb 7, 2018, Dallas. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, spouses and grandchildren: Kenneth and Janita Caldwell and Charles and Lisa Caldwell and grandchildren: Anthony and Jessika Caldwell, ...

Genevieve Earline (Hawkins Sumner) Rose

Earline Rose, 92, passed away in Monmouth, on Feb. 1, 2018. She was born Feb. 4, 1925, near Kell, Ill., to Claude Earl Hawkins and Neta Beatrice Tucker. She moved to California in 1943, and married Morris Wayne Sumner Dec. ...

Larry David Reeser

Larry D. Reeser, 76, of Dallas, passed away on Feb. 5, 2018. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 6, 1942, to Walter and Laura Reeser. Larry eventually made his way to Oregon, where he graduated from Willamina ...

William ‘Bill’ Martin

Long time Alaska resident William “Bill” Martin passed away peacefully in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He will be laid to rest in the Dallas Cemetery on Feb. 19, following a memorial service at 1 ...

John Barnard

John Barnard, a lifetime resident of Dallas, died on Friday, Feb. 9. He was born on May 16, 1950, the son of Grant and Loretta Barnard. John graduated from Dallas High School in 1967 and attended Oregon State University. John ...

Bradley W. Scott

Brad (Dode) Scott, of Winston, died Jan. 16, 2018, at the age of 55. He was born in Dallas to Arthur (Wayne) Scott and Joyce Lockhart. He had eight brothers and sisters: Brian, Leslie (Lucky), Wendi, Bill, Vernan, Joe, Kim ...

Clifford Wayne Bircher

Clifford Wayne Bircher, of Independence, died Jan. 24. He was born in Harrison, Neb. Private services will be held at a later date. Farnstrom Mortuary handled arrangements. To leave an online tribute: FarnstromMortuary.com.

Leland ‘Lee’ Bird

Leland Lawrence Bird left this life for his eternal home on Feb. 6, 2018. Lee was born in the family home on Pioneer Loop, Dallas, to Darel and Charlotte Bird on Dec. 23, 1931. He was a life-long resident of ...

Rebecca Sue Neely

Rebecca Sue Neely Franklin was born May 27, 1949, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Neely. She died Jan. 30, 2018, in Vancouver, Wash. At the age of 2, her Dad, Mom and brother Willis ...

Joanne V Zerbe

Joanne V. Zerbe, loving mother, grandma “Ma” and friend, passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 29, 2018. The days before her death she was in great “Ma” spirits visiting with her daughters and grandchildren. Joanne is survived by ...

Keith Palmer Jr.

Memorial service 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Valley Life Center, Dallas. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center handled arrangements. www.dallastribute.com.

Joseph Isham

Joseph “Joe” Isham, a resident of Dallas, died on Feb. 4. Joe was born on Sept. 22, 1961, in Bandon, the son of Bill and Roseann Isham. Joe lived in Eugene and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1979. He ...

Clifford Wayne Bircher

Clifford Wayne Bircher, of Independence, died on Jan. 24, 2018. He was born in Harrison, Neb., to Helen Rachel Grapes Bircher and Clifford Wayne Bircher Sr. He is survived by wife, Kathy (Kathryn); sons Phillip Greene, of Houston, Texas, Harold ...